Site: Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center
Address: 620 Greenup Street, Covington
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday / 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Eastern Time
Weekends by special arrangement
Contact: Karen Etling
The Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center was founded in 1922 by Margaretta Baker-Hunt to ensure that art and culture would always be available in the vicinity of Covington. Margaretta was a true visionary and community-minded woman who opened her heart and home to the community for parties, plays and art making. The Baker Hunt campus sits on approximately three acres in the heart of Covington. The Scudder Mansion was built circa 1820 and stayed in the Scudder family until 1926, when it was sold to the Covington Art Club. Baker Hunt bought the property in 2000 and plans on major renovations to the building later this year. The Baker Hunt Mansion was built circa 1840 and was purchased by the Baker family around 1865 and added on to the existing building. It currently houses the Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center administrative offices, classrooms and a museum of the Baker-Hunt Family items. The Auditorium was built in 1929 to house the Natural History Collection of Archie Williams. The museum items were donated to the Behringer Crawford Museum and the Cincinnati Museum Center in 1957. The Auditorium hosts plays, concerts and classes. The Studio was built in 1969 to provide classroom space for various art mediums. It also houses a full clay studio.